The Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards’ G League team, released its training camp roster today. Both two-way players, Joel Ayayi and Cassius Winston, will lead the charge for a seemingly perimeter-oriented group. The only center listed on the roster is Jaime Echenique, who played for the Wizards in the 2021 NBA Summer League.
Kyree Walker is one name to keep an eye on. Walker, a former top high school prospect, opted not to go to college to prepare for the NBA instead. He ultimately went undrafted before catching the attention of the Wizards’ front office. Walker was supposed to play Summer League for the Wizards but COVID protocols kept him from being able to participate in the event.
He’s the type of prospect the Wizards seem to like to take a chance on so expect him to be heavily featured early in the G League season. Walker, who hasn’t played high-level competitive games in several years, is an athletic wing with the potential to be an impact player if his jump shot improves.
Guard Jordan Goodwin of Saint Louis University and forward Jordan Schakel of San Diego State, who both played for the Wizards in training camp and the preseason, will play for the Go-Go as well. We interviewed Goodwin on the Bleav in Wizards podcast during Summer League and he shared some good insight into several of his teammates and his interactions with head coach Wes Unseld Jr.
Rodney Pryor of Georgetown, Jachai Taylor, and Jermaine Haley were recent selections in Saturday’s G League draft. Devontae Shuler also had a short stint on the Wizards’ training camp roster. Wizards’ forward Isaiah Todd also seems likely to see time with the Go-Go.